Core Competencies for Human Trafficking Response in Health Care and Behavioral Health Systems [open pdf - 1MB]
From the Executive Summary: "The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) and the SOAR [Stop Observe Ask Respond] Coordinating Group, HEAL [Health Education Advocacy Linkage] Trafficking (HEAL), the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP), and the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) collaborated to develop core competencies for health care and behavioral health practitioners (HCPs) in human trafficking identification, response, and service provision that is grounded in a public health approach. OTIP funded the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTAC) to facilitate and contribute to the collaborative development process of these core competencies designed to improve outcomes for individuals who have experienced trafficking and individuals who are at risk of trafficking. Through empowering health and behavioral health systems, the competencies support a transformation of these systems, using an effective, evidence-based, trauma-informed, and culturally responsive approach to trafficking."
National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center: https://nhttac.acf.hhs.gov/